All Time Low, an American pop punk band formed in 2003, uploaded the official music video for “Time Bomb” onto YouTube yesterday. The track is the third single which has been taken from Dirty Work, the band’s fourth LP.
“Time Bomb” has blown fans away and shown that All Time Low are more than perfectly capable of increasing the intensity of their guitar solo’s. Not only that, but it is also clear that the maturity of their music has improved along with the lyrics. The band have spent more time on evolving and working on the lyrics for “Time Bomb”, which sets new goals in the future for them.
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All Time Low have never sounded as ‘glossy’ as they do on Dirty Work, their fourth studio album. The band have decided to take a pop approach to Dirty Work and if you have never heard any of All Time Low’s music, then that might be a good thing. However, if you are a current fan of the band then you may not be so happy after all. We have to remember that All Time Low earned fame with their pop-punk musical devices, cranking up guitars, with Alex Gaskarth singing those harmonized vocals and with a pretty good sense of mischievous humour.
Dirty Work sees riffs stranded in the background while they struggle to gain attention and the guitars are also pushed away into the distance which gives you that pop feeling. If you are a fan of All Time Low, you want a punk feeling. “Time-Bomb” is a prime example of this and also refers us to the ice cool of Alex’s vocals shuffled along by a lightly chugging and trailing guitar with a hazy sound mix leave you wondering what kind of sonic leap it could take live.
“I Feel Like Dancin’” brings us to a positive point of the album. We can tell by now that All Time Low bring a new sort of style to each of their albums but “I Feel Like Dancin’” seems to reflect their past. It brings pop-punk back to Dirty Work in an extraordinary fashion. This track introduces booming beats accompanied by mind blowing riffs which are there to ensure happiness. This is one of the few moments in Dirty Work that prevent it from been a total waste. “Do You Want Me (Dead?)” is also one of those moments with its thickly slathered guitar and heavy catchy beat. It by far succeeds most of the other tracks on Dirty Work and rightly so.
So then, like Dirty Work which was released in 2009, Dirty Work certainly does bring back a lot of the pop sensation but fans will no doubt be thinking twice before they get out there and buy Dirty Work.
1. Do You Want Me (Dead?)
2. I Feel Like Dancin’
3. Forget About It
6. Just The Way I’m Not
7. Under A Paper Moon
8. Return The Favor
9. No Idea
10. A Daydream Away
11. That Girl
13. Get Down On Your Knees And Tell Me You Love Me
14. My Only One
15. Merry Christmas, Kiss My Ass
16. Time-Bomb (acoustic version)
Just in time for a summer of pop punk action, All Time Low release their second studio album Nothing Personal. Fans got hyped up on blogs with So Wrong, It’s Right and you would think that would add pressure to the band. To be honest though, All Time Low are the younger generation and they have done very well so far.
Although labelled as a pop-punk band, All Time Low have certainly left their ‘punk’ behind in Nothing Personal. Before, some people were referring to them as the new Blink-182.
So then, the first track is “Weightless” and at the start, it doesn’t sound very promising when led by a tinny-sounding electronic drum kit. Thankfully, it soon picks up when Alex and his lyrics burst onto the scene along with a catchy chorus that blows away any debris of the intro. For me, this is actually the main highlight of the album, it is everything a pop-punk fan could ever ask for.
“Lost In Stereo” is also pretty awesome but very similar to “Weightless”. I love the guitar-based choruses and catchy melodies, they are really good. But when they ditch guitars for electronic samples, such as those in “Walls”, the songs are automatically ruined and all the catchy choruses in the world couldn’t save them.
“Break Your Little Heart” reminds me of something that The All American Rejects would play but that’s not a problem. The last three songs do on the album recover some sense of credibility for Nothing Personal, sounding like they could fit perfectly on the debut album. I think that tracks like “Weightless” have helped made with a success for the band.
2. Break Your Little Heart
3. Damned If I Do Ya (Damned If I Don’t)
4. Lost In Stereo
6. Sick Little Games
7. Hello, Brooklyn
9. Too Much
10. Keep The Change, You Filthy Animal
11. A Party Song (The Walk Of Shame)
13. Poison (B-Side)
14. Weightless (Secret Handshake Remix)
15. Lost In Stereo (Cobra Starship Remix)
16. Dear Maria, Count Me In (Acoustic)
17. Coffee Shop Soundtrack (Acoustic)
18. Weightless Video (On The Road Version)
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